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Shoot Lead (Digital Operator) - 3 Month FTC

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Shoot Lead (Digital Operator) - 3 Month FTC

Job Introduction

Selfridges has always been much more than a shop. We’re a social space where everyone is welcome and feels a sense of belonging, a creative playground where culture and commerce collide, and an experimental hub where you can discover the most innovative and sustainable ideas in retail. We’re here to help make the world brighter. And you can be an important part of this. We’ll talk more about the role below, but before we get to that, let’s share with you the good stuff…  

Rewards and benefits 

Life at Selfridges is dynamic, exciting, and always evolving. As well as working with some of the most cutting-edge, iconic and boundary-pushing brands, designers and creatives, we also offer our team members opportunities to help make a positive difference through our network of communities, both within and outside Selfridges. Here are just a few of our rewards and benefits that help make our team experience that bit more extraordinary. 

  • Flexible working options to benefit you, your family and your wellbeing that can include part-time, flexi-time, job sharing or hybrid working

  • Generous annual leave that increases with length of service 

  • Up to five paid volunteering days – from beach cleans to co-ordinating food and clothing donations 

  • Family leave that suits your set up including Maternity, Paternity, Adoption, Surrogacy and Shared Parental leave policies 

  • Defined pension contribution scheme  

  • Generous bonus and/or commission scheme  

  • Enviable team member discount including sale previews and double discount days 

  • Exclusive local discounts on a range of restaurants, bars, beauticians and entertainment 

  • Subsidised gym memberships  

  • Annual travel pass and cycle-to-work schemes  

  • A sustainable car salary sacrifice scheme 

  • Several internal communities to get involved in from our Diversity Board and Green Warriors who are leading the charge on D,E&I and sustainability, to the Wellbeings who are always thinking of new ways to champion healthy minds, bodies and routines for our team members 

  • Workplace Options, our confidential team member assistance programme for when life gets tricky or you need a little guidance 

  • Access to a wide range of training programmes to help your career development 

Read on to find out how you can play your part in Reinventing Retail… 

Role Responsibility

As a Shoot Lead, you will be responsible for the Digital Operations of our busy photography department. Reporting into the Assistant Photography manager, you will be responsible for supporting and helping drive the creative style that is unique to Selfridges. You will be responsible for ensuring that the daily targets are achieved in what is a rapidly growing area within the luxury online retail experience. It is imperative that you live and work by the Selfridges values, which encourages team members to share and collaborate ideas, inspiring one another whilst maintaining the up most respect for each other.​

As a Shoot Lead you will:​

  • Take ownership of the digital operation of your set​

  • Be responsible for all file management and our digital assets. This includes creating the day’s sessions, accessing the day’s shoot list, file naming, ensuring all product is shot as well as backing up asset for the day.​

  • Create contact sheets as product is shot​

  • Support the Photographer and Art Director on set to select, crop, tag and process the best imagery.​

  • Have a high level of understanding of luxury brands.​

  • Be able to prioritise work in accordance of level of importance.​

  • Have a good understanding of the Selfridges digital voice.​

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experienced. You will have previously worked as a Digital Operator.​

  • Have knowledge of Canon cameras and are competent with the following software packages, including Phase One - Capture One Pro 11, Adobe acrobat, Adobe Photoshop CC and Microsoft Office. ​

  • Be both MAC and PC proficient.  ​

  • Experienced with both strobe and continuous lighting in a studio environment.​

  • Ability to diagnose and fix technical issues on set.​

  • Passionate about photography. 

About the Company

Everyone is welcome 

Selfridges is a place where we want everyone to feel a sense of belonging. We embrace every self and are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive working culture. We are leading with purpose to not only increase the visibility and recognition of under-represented talent within our organisation, but the wider industry too. Here at Selfridges, everyone is welcome – irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age or disability, we stand by equal opportunities for all.   


Our awards cabinet  

We’re not ones to brag, but since you asked...Selfridges has won the award for The World’s Best Department Store an unprecedented four times at the IGDS awards, with an additional award for the Best Sustainability Campaign. We were also recognised as a ‘Best 25 Big Company to Work For 2020’ as awarded by The Sunday Times. 


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